Where Have You Been

by JaVonté

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Ramséy Rose Javonte does no wrong in my book! This album is amazing! it truly inspired me! I listened to it during the duration of the creation only album "Deeper". Favorite track: Outta Town.
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Ivana Baričević This is beautiful! Highly recommended! Favorite track: Free To Roam.
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Stereo Assault Released on what I'm calling, The Day of Music Euphoria - the day of multiple great albums being released, Where Have You Been serves as another great contemporary neo-soul album. Favorite track: The Truth.
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Edward Ricketts As with all of JaVonte's recordings, the vocals are smoothly laid down, the lyrics are simple yet deep and the music is on point. Not one album filler on here. Easily worth the money, even more! Favorite track: Free To Roam.
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E-Wes This album is incredible! Favorite track: Where Have You Been (Introlude).
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DarkSunRise Love the entire cd. But this track is masterful. another well done production. Favorite track: How Low ft. Sir.
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All songs mixed and mastered by Sir

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released December 15, 2014

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JaVonté Los Angeles

Currently touring the country with Ms. Gladys Knight, JaVonte still finds the creative space to write for the likes of TGT and Xzibit, and grace the songs of Kendrick Lamar to add his smooth tenor vocal. He is currently working on his 3rd body of music, but for now, check out his most current album "Where Have You Been" (released 12/15/14) and some other musical offerings right here on his page!!! ... more

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Track Name: Where Have You Been (Introlude)
Where Have You Been (Introlude)
Prod. by Iman Omari

Verse:
Wasn't lookin' for a love
I had given up
Then there it was
Hit me like a movin' truck, yea
Euphoria
Such a powerful energy
Pulled me in like gravity
Now I'm stuck, no I'll never leave

Pre-hook:
You're what I've been needing all this time
Thought I was doing fine
You're like the missing puzzle piece
Yea you just fit

Tell me where have you been...
Track Name: The Truth
The Truth
Prod. by Iman Omari

Verse 1:
You just get it
I ain't even gotta say a word
You know exactly what I'm thinking

It's so religious
This is experience
You give me so much life
Every time you put me on to something different

Pre-hook:
I'm a mess
But baby I confess
With you i'm so much better

I'm a witness
This feeling I feel
I know it's real

Hook:
You're the truth
(This feeling I feel)

Verse 2:
You're like scripture
Cause you tugged at my heart
Now that other girl is out the picture

You made me a believer
Feeling convicted
Cause you've been so good
How could I ever doubt your existence

Hook

Vamp:
You move me

Hook
Track Name: Dreams
Dreams
Prod. by Tae Beast

Verse 1:
This journey ain't been no walk on the beach
I stepped on the plane with a dollar and a dream
I hopped on the scene solo, was just me
No relatives, way across the country

But their eyes on me
The pressure so high, wanna make em happy
My eyes on the prize, I'm just trying to succeed
Ain't sure how to get there, but know where I wanna be

Sacrificed a lot for a vision distorted
Missed out on so many family portraits
Some days I wouldn't eat cause I couldn't afford it
But destiny was calling and I couldn't ignore it, no

Pre-hook:
Mama I'ma make you proud
Lori I'ma hold you down
Middle finger to the adversity
Got me screamin' "Yea, look at me now!"

Hook:
And I wonder
If you know
What it means
What it means

And I wonder
If you know
What it means
To finally find your dreams

Verse 2:
So many obstacles
And so many waiting on me to fall
Lost a good friend, thought I lost it all
They didn't understand, had no one to call

Guess I'm taking the road less traveled
The road only God has the map to
Almost lost myself along the way
But failing ain't in my pedigree, no

That's why I miss so many family functions
Out here tryna get it cause I ain't really won yet
Hope it ain't in vain, hope you see what I'm doing
Hope you see what I'm doing

Pre-hook:
Mama I'ma make you proud
Lori I'ma hold you down
Middle finger to the adversity
Got me screamin' "Yea, look at me now!"

Hook:
And I wonder
If you know
What it means
What it means

And I wonder
If you know
What it means
To finally find your dreams

[Randy Pausch speech]

Hook:
And I wonder
If you know
What it means
What it means

And I wonder
If you know
What it means
To finally find your dreams
Track Name: Free To Roam
Free To Roam
Prod. by Iman Omari

Verse 1:
No obligation
No situation
No expectation
Yea, we're just having fun
Guess we're just doing our thing

You call me to turn up
And I call you back when I feel like yea
Cause girl we ain't in love
We're just pretending

Pre-hook:
So don't go catching feelings
Cause it's only for a moment
That's what you wanted, right

Move around
Cause it's only for a moment
That's what you wanted, right

Hook:
You're free to roam
You're free to roam
You're free to roam

Verse 2:
We talk just to pass time
But ain't really talking
More less just be talking
Don't know what we're doing
But don't really care who you're screwing

Won't say that I miss you
Cause really I just miss when I get to kiss you
Hope that ain't an issue
No I ain't tryna ids you

Pre-hook:
So don't go catching feelings
Cause it's only for a moment
That's what you wanted, right

Move around
Cause it's only for a moment
That's what you wanted, right

Hook:
You're free to roam
You're free to roam
You're free to roam
Track Name: Outta Town
Outta Town
Prod. by Tae Beast

Verse 1:
Met her at a party I
Wasn't even gon' go that night
We hit it off at the first sight
Couldn't help it, she caught my eye

Stepped outside on the patio
Just her and I, nobody had to know
Then I leaned in for the kiss
Opened my eyes, she had disappeared

Hook:
I was hoping you would stick around
For a while (for a while)
For a while

I was hoping maybe we could be down
But you're from outta town

Verse 2:
The more and more I got to know her
Told me she was from the south side
A go getter from the south side of the 'Go
I said, I dig that, yea we could roll…

Here's ten numbers on a napkin
Let's build, where do we begin
We should be more than friends
Girl you're so different
I really had hope

Hook:
I was hoping you would stick around
For a while (for a while)
For a while

I was hoping maybe we could be down
But you're from outta town

Bridge:
We can drive up in the mountains
On Mulholland, look over the city
I ain't got no house on the hill
But I feel rich whenever you're with me

This connection is so damn strong
If you leave the 'Go, we can stay on the go
Let's make a home, we can all get along
I'll cook breakfast and you could sing songs

My songs…

Guess I got high hopes for you
For you
For you
For you

For you
For you

Hook:
I was hoping you would stick around
For a while (for a while)
For a while

I was hoping maybe we could be down
But you're from outta town
Track Name: How Low ft. Sir
How Low (feat. Sir)
Prod. by Tae Beast

How low can you go
How low can you go

Hook:
You're the life of the party
Got ya cup filled with Bacardi
Just enough to get it started
Twerk it, pop it, drop it for me

(Drop it low)

How low can you go
How low can you go
How low can you go

Verse 1:
Damn its amazing
The way you dance like Whoodini
Worked your magic on me
Still ain't sweated out your weave

Let's take a trip to the bar girl
You deserve a drink
Then you could show me more
Bout how you workin' your body, yea

Pre-hook:
Now let me see you drop it
Drop it low, low, low, low
Low, low, low, low, low

Bring it back up
And drop it down some more, more, more, more
Wanna see how low you can go

Hook:
You're the life of the party
Got ya cup filled with Bacardi
Just enough to get it started
Twerk it, pop it, drop it for me

(Drop it low)

How low can you go
How low can you go
How low can you go

Verse 2:
Girl I'm so impressed
The way you twist and how you flex
Is your name Gabby Douglas
Cause you bend it like a gymnast (low)

I was 'sposed to been left
Tryna see what happens next
And I ain't with the suspense
So show me what you're workin' with, yea

Pre-hook:
Now let me see you drop it
Drop it low, low, low, low
Low, low, low, low, low

Bring it back up
And drop it down some more, more, more, more
Wanna see how low you can go

Hook:
You're the life of the party
Got ya cup filled with Bacardi
Just enough to get it started
Twerk it, pop it, drop it for me

(Drop it low)

How low can you go
How low can you go
How low can you go

Sir

Verse 3:
I see you baby
Puttin' in work
Business as usual
And it ain't nothin' new to you
But the way you movin' that body is so damn beautiful

I don't mean to be impolite
But baby you got what I like
I know that bitch nigga that you came with
Ain't treating you right
Need a real G in your life

Girl I swear, I swear
I could be that
Leave the club with me
And you'll see that
When I say I'ma kill it
I mean that
Late night hit it hard
When you need that
Won't you do your dance
While I lean back
I ain't here for no games
Believe that
Beat it out the speakers
No feedback

Hook:
You're the life of the party
Got ya cup filled with Bacardi
Just enough to get it started
Twerk it, pop it, drop it for me

(Drop it low)

How low can you go
How low can you go
How low can you go
Track Name: Helium Balloon
Helium Balloon
Prod. by Cornelio Austin

Hook:
All I want is someone
Who won't let me go
No, don't treat me like a helium balloon

Promise this could be fun
Just don't let me go
No, don't treat me like a helium, helium balloon

Verse 1:
Why you gotta attitude
Bringing down my altitude
I take you up when you're feeling blue
But you only f**k with me when you're in the mood

Sky's the limit for me and you
You blow me off for them other dudes
Inflated dreams, I could make the true
Don't know why you treat me like you do

Hook:
All I want is someone
Who won't let me go
No, don't treat me like a helium balloon

Promise this could be fun
Just don't let me go
No, don't treat me like a helium, helium balloon

Verse 2:
You be gassing up my ego
Making me feel like I'm the one you want
And then you put me in the red zone
I call to say hello
You don't pick up your phone

You got me feeling so deflated baby
Cause you've been acting jaded lately
One day you'll appreciate me
Or maybe you'll let me float away

Hook:
All I want is someone
Who won't let me go
No, don't treat me like a helium balloon

Promise this could be fun
Just don't let me go
No, don't treat me like a helium, helium balloon

Bridge:
You toss me around
Still I come back around
But I won't stick around
If you don't hold me down
(repeat)

Hook:
All I want is someone
Who won't let me go
No, don't treat me like a helium balloon

Promise this could be fun
Just don't let me go
No, don't treat me like a helium, helium balloon
Track Name: Start Over
Start Over
Prod. by Mark Echols

Verse 1:
Why is it so hard to let go
You're a thousand miles away
Can't seem to get you off of my brain
I've been thinking about you lately

Thought I was doing fine
Occupying my time
Out here living my life
Then I looked through them pictures on my phone
(That's what you do when you're alone)
Reminiscing, wishing you would come home

Pre-hook:
To tell you the truth always knew
We would never work out
But if they said it
I would tell them they was lying

If it was up to you
We would've been through
It's like didn't want it to work out
Still I tried
You know I tried
Lord knows I tried

Hook:
Cause I don't wanna start over
Don't wanna start over
Don't wanna start over
Don't wanna start over

Don't wanna start over
Don't wanna start over
Don't wanna start over
Don't wanna start over

Verse 2:
Don't know why I'm still living in the past
I thought it would last
Still remember them things you said
When you was laying up in my bed
Guess you was messing with my head

You said no one else could do it better
You said you would be around forever
But you went and found someone new
So I did too
But she ain't you

Pre-hook:
To tell you the truth always knew
We would never work out
But if they said it
I would tell them they was lying

If it was up to you
We would've been through
It's like didn't want it to work out
Still I tried
You know I tried
Lord knows I tried

Hook:
Cause I don't wanna start over
Don't wanna start over
Don't wanna start over
Don't wanna start over

Don't wanna start over
Don't wanna start over
Don't wanna start over
Don't wanna start over